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tycham
01/25/2007, 01:15 PM
Hi, I've had this guy in my tank for a few months....originally he was just stony....now he has this rim of soft tissue that moves in the current. I originally thought that he was an echinophyllia, but he doesn't have the nodules that my other echinophyllias have had...and they haven't had the soft tissue rim.....I've noticed that over the last week or two the rim seems to be lightening...if someone could tell me what he is and what his preferences are I'd be forever greatful.
Thanks,
Romayne Chamberlain

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/19210orange_whatchamacallit.jpg

papagimp
01/25/2007, 01:16 PM
I don't have the foggiest idea, but it's nice looking!

tycham
01/25/2007, 01:47 PM
yeah, I really like it, but I'm clueless as to what it is. I think I'll repost on SPS and LPS forums. Maybe someone there will know.

mike89t
01/25/2007, 02:25 PM
Looks like an Echinopora/Echinophyllia which is a LPS coral. It's a very nice one.

They tend to like Low/Moderate lighting and slow to moderat flow.

tycham
01/25/2007, 02:32 PM
Thank you! I'll look him up in our books and see what he likes. I recently moved him up about 4 inches and into a little more direct light because I thought he might start to encrust on the reef, but the lightening around the edges makes me suspect he's more of a low light guy.

At least I have a direction to go now.
Thanks again.

dippin61
01/25/2007, 04:42 PM
yeh. def not a sps